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Desert Expanse

Living in the desert all of these years, I have certainly lost that initial appreciation for the awe-inspiring expanse that the Arizona desert offers. Instead I find myself pining for deep shades of forest green, sparkling ocean blues, and those brooding fall maroons, oranges, and yellows–none of which I find as I look out into a panorama of ruddy browns, and splashes of almost greens. Yet in some paradoxical dreamworld, that is the world of fashion, I find these desert colors to be beautiful and luxurious.

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At Net-A-Porter $1085

This Rochas over-the-knee skirt adds some fashionable flair to colors we often see in southwestern palettes. The floral brocade is appropriate for all seasons in our desert landscape.

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Saks, $1790

Miu Miu’s Monk Satchel is the perfect bag for any cow girl in the Wild West. The distressed look of the leather adds that extra bit of western authenticity.

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Kenneth Cole, $88

These lightweight silky ruched ankle pants can take you from day to night even in midst of a heatwave.

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Alexander Wang, $475

Alexander Wang is a genius. Oh right we are supposed to be talking about the clothing… We love the look of this Melange Jacquard short sleeve–so earthy digital!

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Barneys, $705

Gianvito Rossi may be the one reason I have fallen in love with a shade of green other than forest… These metal mesh cap-toe pumps are on point in so many ways.

By Kristianne Young

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